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Harry Mowat Ritch

Harry Mowat Ritch

Male 1882 - 1917  (34 years)

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  • Name Harry Mowat Ritch 
    Born 12 Apr 1882  Rackwick, Hoy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Apr 1917  France or Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2359  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Isaac Ritch,   b. 29 Jun 1839, Hoy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1914, Hillhouse, Hoy Gravestone 16a Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Betsy Ritch,   b. 14 May 1842, Hoy C 9/6 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1937, Hoy Gravestone 16a Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 Dec 1866  Church of Hoy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F268  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1891 census at Hoy and Graemsay ref 2-20-1-4
      at 1901 census at Hoy and Graemsay ref 20-1-003
      at 1911 census at Lankskaill a Boarder Road man
      S/12513 Private 2nd Pioneers Seaforth Highlanders, died in WW2 1917
      no parents given in the death record.
      Copy of Birth Certificate held
      Record from War Graves Commission shows parents as Isaac and Betsy Ritch, Newstead, Hoy
      Nationality: United Kingdom
      Rank: Private
      Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
      Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
      Age: 36
      Date of Death: 11/04/1917
      Service No: S/12513

      Additional information: Son of Isaac and Betsy Ritch, of Newstead Hoy, Stromness, Orkney.
      Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
      Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 8.
      Cemetery: ARRAS MEMORIAL

      In National Archives Medal Listings for WW1 Campaign Medals
      Harry M Ritch Seaforth Highlanders S/12153 Corporal

      First Name: HARRY MOWAT Initials: H M Surname: RITCH Rank: Private Service: Army Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders Battalion: 2nd Battalion Age: 36 Service Number: S/12513 Nationality: British Campaign Medals: Victory Medal British War Medal Date of Death: 11/04/1917 Commemorated: France More Information: SON OF ISAAC AND BETSY RITCH, OF NEWSTEAD, HOY, STROMNESS, ORKNEY.